Echoes of a 1920s Calamity in Deadly Midwest Tornado Outbreak

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 1. maaliskuuta 2017 klo 18:48 (GMT)

Several long-lived supercell thunderstorms cranked out destructive tornado families across the Midwest from late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. At least 3 deaths had been reported, according to a summary. Power was knocked out for tens of thousands of people as the wind-packing storms barreled east toward the Appalachians.

The NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center received 24 preliminary tornado reports for the period from 6:00 am CST Tuesday to ...

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Updated: 1. maaliskuuta 2017 klo 18:52 (GMT)

Glacial Pace for Southern Hemisphere Cyclone Season; Tornado Threat in Midwest

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 28. helmikuuta 2017 klo 17:06 (GMT)

From Antananarivo to Darwin to Suva, an odd tranquility has filled the heart of the Southern Hemisphere’s tropical cyclone season. In a turn of events that’s mystified even the experts, hurricane-strength cyclones have been virtually absent since July from the entire Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean south of the equator. (Tropical cyclones are quite rare over the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator, though they do occur.)

In much the same way as the Nor...

Updated: 1. maaliskuuta 2017 klo 04:03 (GMT)

More Record Heat Invading the U.S. as Cleanup From Rare February Tornadoes Begins

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 27. helmikuuta 2017 klo 18:04 (GMT)

Record warmth slathered the Northeast on Friday and Saturday, the latest chapter in a phenomenal sequence of unseasonal mildness during the last half of February. As of Monday morning, NOAA’s U.S. Records site had catalogued 5857 daily record highs for the month, with only 95 daily record lows. Most of the record lows have occurred across the western U.S., whereas the bulk of record warmth has been east of the Rockies. The warmth has been even more impressive when...

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Updated: 27. helmikuuta 2017 klo 21:23 (GMT)

All-Time Warmth for February Stretches to New England

By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters, 24. helmikuuta 2017 klo 17:47 (GMT)

A February remarkable for its long stretches of mildness steamed onward Thursday, with more all-time records for the month continuing to tumble across wide stretches of the U.S. The apex of the record-setting warmth expanded on Thursday from the Midwest (which we covered in our last post) into New York and New England (see below). A staggering number of daily record highs have been set in recent days, especially when juxtaposed against the sparse number of record lo...

Updated: 25. helmikuuta 2017 klo 00:10 (GMT)

The Milding of February: All-Time Winter Warmth in Midwest

By: Bob Henson, 23. helmikuuta 2017 klo 16:41 (GMT)

Residents of Wisconsin have never experienced a winter day like the one that enveloped the state in a springlike balm on Wednesday. An uncommon lack of late-February snow cover across Illinois and southern Wisconsin allowed very mild air streaming northward to sweep across the state with very little surface cooling. All three of Wisconsin’s largest cities saw the highest temperatures observed on any December, January, or February day in more than a century of reco...

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Updated: 23. helmikuuta 2017 klo 18:16 (GMT)

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